When:
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2022 2:00p -
3:30p

Where:
Online event
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual

Event website:
https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/62f658a94a1d3a320085aa1d

Many people are seeking techniques to help manage stress, build resiliency, and improve focus. Dr. Lazar will present information about how meditation and yoga impact the brain. These brain changes enhance emotional control, reduce pain, and improve memory and problem solving. She’ll also discuss how these changes persist compared to training in crossword puzzles and sudoku.


Sara W. Lazar, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on elucidating the neural mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of yoga and meditation, both in clinical settings and in healthy individuals. She has been practicing yoga and mindfulness meditation since 1994. Her research has been covered by numerous news outlets including The New York TimesUSA Today, CNN, and WebMD.


This program presented in partnership by the Boston Public Library and Beacon Hill Village as part of their Living Well Ending Well series will happen over Zoom webinar. Registration required. Please visit this link on the Beacon Hill Village website to register. Interested attendees who need assistance registering are welcome to contact Beacon Hill Village at (617) 723-9713 or [email protected].


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